Can physics explain the deflation of NFL footballs (aka #DeflateGate)?
By Robert F. Sekerka, PhD | Posted on 31 January 2015
Many comments about the ordeal – now dubbed “deflate-gate” – have addressed the possibility of whether this deflation could have been the result of natural causes, such as the particularly cold temperatures and rain during the game.
As a physicist, I will refrain from speculating about possible nefarious causes, but I do have some comments on whether the laws of physics have been properly applied to possibly explain the reported under-inflation. ...